Our adult colorectal surgery SSI and readmission rates were substantially higher than our peers in NSQIP and NHSN databases. Using the CUSP and TRIP methodologies, the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics implemented an effective clinical microsystem to improve our colorectal surgery outcomes. Weekly team meetings were used to grow safety culture, promote teamwork, and review valid data on our adherence to evidence-based practice. Our local SUSP project allowed us to identify numerous defects in surgical care processes that may be contributing to SSIs within our hospital.
KeywordsReadmission, CUSP, SUSP, Colorectal, SSI, TRIP, 2014 IQ Meeting
John Cromwell, MD, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Mary Belding-Schmitt, RN, BSN, CPHQ, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Mary Kay Brooks, RN, MSN, CPHQ, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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